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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 77 88 68
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,263 1,620 1,080
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.13% 2.77% 3.46%
As % of the Applications category 41.93% 37.66% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,532 1,010 681
10th Percentile £188 £156 £140
25th Percentile £315 £251 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £400 £385
Median % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.90% +2.67%
75th Percentile £579 £500 £513
90th Percentile £700 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 158 86
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £13.25
25th Percentile £12.62 £13.14 £15.23
Median hourly rate £19.48 £15.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.68% -22.50% +21.21%
75th Percentile £31.81 £24.58 £26.99
90th Percentile £41.70 £40.27 £35.38
UK median hourly rate £17.76 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.58% -22.50% +21.21%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5,397 4,302 2,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.46% 7.37% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,625 2,591 1,650
10th Percentile £166 £159 £146
25th Percentile £263 £272 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £562 £536 £500
90th Percentile £652 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £445 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +7.88% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 394 254
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £13.09
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.34
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +10.45%
75th Percentile £45.23 £25.69 £26.15
90th Percentile £60.00 £42.24 £43.93
UK median hourly rate £21.64 £17.50 £18.99
% change year-on-year +23.66% -7.85% +13.88%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 9 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +21 1,159 £505 +12.22% 183
South East +9 334 £430 +7.50% 103
North of England -1 247 £375 +25.00% 95
Midlands -7 199 £380 +26.67% 120
West Midlands -8 153 £400 +12.68% 80
North West -8 152 £400 +59.05% 58
South West +32 113 £440 +10.00% 51
East of England -8 91 £350 +50.05% 48
Yorkshire +26 86 £263 -22.22% 30
East Midlands -18 45 £300 +206.30% 40
North East -15 9 £463 +21.55% 7
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 974 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 922 (40.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 856 (37.83%) Social Skills
4 769 (33.98%) Finance
5 638 (28.19%) Microsoft Office
6 532 (23.51%) SQL
7 491 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
8 488 (21.56%) Agile
9 425 (18.78%) Project Management
10 359 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
11 336 (14.85%) Power Platform
12 334 (14.76%) Analytics
13 327 (14.45%) Power BI
14 305 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 288 (12.73%) JIRA
16 282 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
17 271 (11.98%) Python
18 266 (11.75%) MS Visio
19 258 (11.40%) Data Analysis
20 247 (10.91%) PMO
21 241 (10.65%) VBA
22 236 (10.43%) Windows
22 236 (10.43%) SharePoint
23 223 (9.85%) Banking
24 214 (9.46%) Microsoft Project
25 198 (8.75%) Oracle
25 198 (8.75%) Degree
25 198 (8.75%) Decision-Making
26 187 (8.26%) Migration
27 186 (8.22%) Change Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 236 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 141 (6.23%) Confluence
3 40 (1.77%) SAS
4 32 (1.41%) CMS
5 10 (0.44%) Ethereum
5 10 (0.44%) IIS
6 9 (0.40%) NetWeaver
7 6 (0.27%) Apache
8 5 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.18%) nginx
9 4 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.13%) WordPress
11 2 (0.088%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.088%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.044%) Documentum
Applications
1 922 (40.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 638 (28.19%) Microsoft Office
3 266 (11.75%) MS Visio
4 214 (9.46%) Microsoft Project
5 100 (4.42%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.35%) SPSS
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.13%) Stata
8 3 (0.13%) UXPin
9 2 (0.088%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.088%) CATIA
9 2 (0.088%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.088%) Windchill
10 1 (0.044%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.044%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.044%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.044%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 23 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (0.84%) Workday HCM
3 16 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.57%) Primavera
5 10 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.40%) CA PPM
6 9 (0.40%) Misys Midas
6 9 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.35%) SAP R/3
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.31%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.31%) SAP PS
9 6 (0.27%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 336 (14.85%) Power Platform
2 183 (8.09%) Azure
3 174 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
4 80 (3.54%) AWS
5 39 (1.72%) Azure DevOps
6 30 (1.33%) Google Analytics
7 27 (1.19%) GCP
8 25 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.10%) SaaS
9 22 (0.97%) Snowflake
10 20 (0.88%) Google Data Studio
11 15 (0.66%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (0.57%) Google Workspace
13 12 (0.53%) Google Sheets
13 12 (0.53%) PowerApps
13 12 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.94%) Wireless
2 25 (1.10%) WAN
3 24 (1.06%) Internet
4 21 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.84%) LAN
6 18 (0.80%) DNS
7 16 (0.71%) DHCP
7 16 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (0.66%) Firewall
9 13 (0.57%) SD-WAN
10 12 (0.53%) BGP
10 12 (0.53%) HTTP
10 12 (0.53%) OSPF
10 12 (0.53%) Skype
11 11 (0.49%) 4G
11 11 (0.49%) VPN
11 11 (0.49%) WebEx
12 10 (0.44%) Intranet
12 10 (0.44%) SSL
13 9 (0.40%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (14.45%) Power BI
2 116 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 102 (4.51%) Tableau
4 67 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (2.39%) MySQL
6 50 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 46 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 45 (1.99%) MS Access
8 45 (1.99%) Pentaho
9 43 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (1.77%) Apache Hive
10 40 (1.77%) HBase
11 38 (1.68%) Relational Database
12 35 (1.55%) Metadata
13 32 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (0.97%) Big Data
15 21 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (0.80%) BigQuery
17 17 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
18 16 (0.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 288 (12.73%) JIRA
2 58 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 55 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.86%) Bitbucket
5 28 (1.24%) Hudson
6 18 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.75%) Subversion
8 15 (0.66%) Artifactory
8 15 (0.66%) Selenium
8 15 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.40%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.31%) Ant
12 7 (0.31%) HP UFT
12 7 (0.31%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (0.31%) Toad
13 6 (0.27%) GitLab
13 6 (0.27%) TestComplete
14 5 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 856 (37.83%) Social Skills
2 769 (33.98%) Finance
3 491 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
4 223 (9.85%) Banking
5 174 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 144 (6.36%) Presentation Skills
7 140 (6.19%) Organisational Skills
8 106 (4.68%) Telecoms
9 100 (4.42%) Front Office
10 94 (4.15%) Marketing
11 85 (3.76%) Legal
12 77 (3.40%) Investment Banking
13 67 (2.96%) Retail
14 65 (2.87%) Influencing Skills
15 36 (1.59%) Billing
15 36 (1.59%) Law
16 35 (1.55%) Mandarin Language
17 34 (1.50%) Manufacturing
18 31 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (1.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 822 (36.32%) Analyst
2 244 (10.78%) Business Analyst
3 209 (9.24%) Data Analyst
4 199 (8.79%) Developer
5 178 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 91 (4.02%) PMO Analyst
7 87 (3.84%) Coordinator
8 76 (3.36%) Consultant
9 74 (3.27%) Administrator
10 61 (2.70%) Support Engineer
11 57 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
12 55 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
13 48 (2.12%) Product Owner
14 44 (1.94%) Report Analyst
15 41 (1.81%) Support Analyst
16 38 (1.68%) Project Officer
17 37 (1.63%) Support Officer
18 36 (1.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 36 (1.59%) Financial Analyst
19 34 (1.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.18%) XML
2 71 (3.14%) .NET
3 29 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 22 (0.97%) WPF
5 20 (0.88%) JSON
6 18 (0.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 18 (0.80%) STL
7 17 (0.75%) CSS
8 16 (0.71%) EDI
9 15 (0.66%) HTML
9 15 (0.66%) REST
9 15 (0.66%) SOAP
10 12 (0.53%) Middleware
10 12 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (0.49%) BAPI
12 10 (0.44%) ADO
12 10 (0.44%) Smart Contracts
13 9 (0.40%) SAP PI
13 9 (0.40%) Web Services
14 8 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 110 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
2 102 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 94 (4.15%) Derivative
4 76 (3.36%) Fixed Income
5 46 (2.03%) Hedge funds
6 43 (1.90%) NHS
6 43 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
7 40 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 39 (1.72%) User Experience
9 38 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
12 23 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.84%) PKI
14 18 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 18 (0.80%) Swaptions
14 18 (0.80%) Taxonomies
15 16 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
16 15 (0.66%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 236 (10.43%) Windows
2 99 (4.37%) Unix
3 94 (4.15%) Linux
4 64 (2.83%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 25 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.44%) Solaris
8 9 (0.40%) AIX
8 9 (0.40%) Android
9 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.088%) HPUX
11 2 (0.088%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.044%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.044%) VMS
12 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (21.56%) Agile
2 425 (18.78%) Project Management
3 359 (15.86%) Business Intelligence
4 334 (14.76%) Analytics
5 305 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 282 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
7 258 (11.40%) Data Analysis
8 198 (8.75%) Decision-Making
9 187 (8.26%) Migration
10 186 (8.22%) Change Management
11 185 (8.17%) Project Delivery
12 175 (7.73%) Scrum
13 145 (6.41%) ITIL
14 136 (6.01%) PRINCE2
15 133 (5.88%) Requirements Gathering
16 124 (5.48%) Process Improvement
17 123 (5.44%) Data Modelling
18 121 (5.35%) Time Management
19 119 (5.26%) Risk Management
20 114 (5.04%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 532 (23.51%) SQL
2 271 (11.98%) Python
3 241 (10.65%) VBA
4 131 (5.79%) R
5 93 (4.11%) Java
6 84 (3.71%) C#
7 77 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 65 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 58 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 54 (2.39%) VB
11 49 (2.17%) Perl
11 49 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 48 (2.12%) C
13 41 (1.81%) HiveQL
14 37 (1.63%) Scala
15 30 (1.33%) C++
16 28 (1.24%) MATLAB
17 26 (1.15%) VB.NET
18 24 (1.06%) JavaScript
19 23 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 198 (8.75%) Degree
2 183 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 137 (6.05%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.68%) PMP
5 36 (1.59%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.88%) CCNA
8 20 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.80%) CISSP
9 18 (0.80%) ISEB
10 16 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (0.66%) CCNP
12 14 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.57%) APMP
13 13 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (10.91%) PMO
2 106 (4.68%) QA
3 103 (4.55%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.77%) SLA
5 33 (1.46%) GDPR
6 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.49%) MiFID
7 10 (0.44%) GMP
7 10 (0.44%) IFRS
8 8 (0.35%) NIST
9 7 (0.31%) CRD IV
9 7 (0.31%) P3O
9 7 (0.31%) SEPA
10 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.22%) Accessibility
11 5 (0.22%) Basel III
11 5 (0.22%) COREP
11 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.18%) NCSC
13 3 (0.13%) GRC
System Software
1 98 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.77%) HDFS
3 19 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.27%) vSphere
6 5 (0.22%) OpenSSH
6 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.18%) Docker
8 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.088%) Samba
10 1 (0.044%) Firmware
10 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.044%) RACF
Systems Management
1 30 (1.33%) SCCM
2 16 (0.71%) Ansible
3 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (0.66%) Terraform
4 8 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 7 (0.31%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.088%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.088%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.044%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.044%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.044%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.044%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.044%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 1 (0.044%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.044%) zSecure
Vendors
1 974 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 198 (8.75%) Oracle
3 118 (5.21%) SAP
4 80 (3.54%) Google
5 59 (2.61%) ServiceNow
6 52 (2.30%) Cisco
6 52 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (2.21%) Bloomberg
8 40 (1.77%) Talend
9 35 (1.55%) Workday
10 29 (1.28%) Adobe
11 27 (1.19%) BISAM
12 25 (1.10%) Informatica
13 22 (0.97%) VMware
14 20 (0.88%) Denodo
14 20 (0.88%) IBM
15 15 (0.66%) Alteryx
15 15 (0.66%) Anaplan
15 15 (0.66%) Databricks
15 15 (0.66%) HP